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Re: Bug#72226: adduser(required) depends on perl5(important)

On Sat, Sep 23, 2000 at 03:45:38AM -0500, Roland Bauerschmidt wrote:
> > Why bloat the essential packages set, instead of simply putting adduser
> > where it belongs? AFAIR everything done with adduser can be done with
> > useradd, which is also required (and isn't essential, either, which is also
> > rather awkward), but doesn't require that perl stuff.
> Maybe this should be discussed in -devel?

Sure. CC: added.

> My first soluction would be
> Depends: perl-base, passwd (>=961025)
> Suggests: liblocale-gettext-perl
> What do you think?

Well, I'm not acquainted with the code, so you'll have to first tell me how
does liblocale-gettext-perl exist in both its own package and in perl5 :)

Anyway, I still don't see why does adduser have to be `Priority: required'.
Packages using it (at least on my system) all check for its existance before
running it, so upgrading it to `Essential: yes' isn't needed, and as I said
above, it doesn't seem to do anything terribly required that can't already
be done with passwd's useradd etc. But, as it already became a standard part
of Debian (it's been here since at least 1995 :), `Priority: standard' would
seem appropriate.

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